A care routine for your braids [weaves too]
Not sure why your hair doesn't seem to grow when you take down your braids or weaves? Read on to solve this problem.
As a protective style, after taking out braids or a weave, you should experience visible growth. What tends to happen, however, is that hair either remains the same length or somehow gets even shorter!
I'd like to solve the problem of hair breakage by introducing a simple care routine for you. Here are the rules:
RULE ONE: CHANGE YOUR STYLE EVERY 3 - 6 WEEKS
Any longer and your hair will start to matt together and break at the base of the braid. The combination of product build up and constant tension from the weight of the extension puts a toll on your hair. Your hair will also suffer from dryness and as you flip your hair back, that added tension will cause breakage within any section of the hair strand.
RULE TWO: DAILY CARE FOR YOUR HAIR AND SCALP
Introduce a daily routine that maintains the optimum moisture levels to curb any strand breakage. Pay a lot of attention to your scalp and ensure that it's always nourished. If you see any tension on your scalp or have ongoing pain from the weight of the braid - take it out. Whatever you've paid is not worth bald patches.
RULE THREE: CLEANSE YOUR SCALP FREQUENTLY (WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY)
Add diluted shampoo into your Aphro Comb.
Apply & massage onto scalp for a deep clean
While Damp, spray a leave-In conditioner
Allow to Dry
Spray braid sheen onto hair / scalp
Massage our Certified Organic Scalp Care Duo onto scalp using Aphro Comb to curb itchiness
RULE FOUR: UNDOING YOUR HAIR
Drench hair with a cheap oil before undoing
Unravel hair using tip of comb or fingers only
Use wide toothed comb to detangle section-by-section (start from end to root)
When fully detangled, adopt the Back to Health Challenge until your next protective style
AND THE RESULTS?
Less incidence of breakage
Moisturised hair with visible growth
Try this next time you braid your curls. You will thank me.